Can’t lose weight? Take a fresh look with new ideas

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Can’t lose weight? Take a fresh look with new ideas

The media is littered with stories of successful weight loss.

If we believed all the stories, we would all be the weight we wanted and able to keep it off. What we are being sold is that one of a myriad of diet plans is the answer to losing weight.

If your history with weight loss has been a series of yo-yo dieting on these so called amazing diets, you might have come to the conclusion that you can’t lose weight ... or concluded that you just haven’t found the diet that really works yet and so all you need to do is to keep looking and trying for that one diet that will deliver it all.

Evidence now shows that it is unlikely that any diet will deliver the weight loss you desire long term.

We keep hoping there is something – a magic pill, the resolve to stick to the diet this time, a plan that has it all – but each time we are ultimately disappointed.

If diets don’t work, what is it that we really need?

Is it simply that we need an understanding of why we eat the way we do and that this can give us a true motivation to lose weight – not an enforced motivation – but one that arises from a desire to find that true connection with ourselves?

"Your body is always ready and very willing to communicate with you. Be very still, feel, and listen."

Serge Benhayon Esoteric Teachings and Revelations, p 316

When we are developing our true connection we may find that emotional eating gets in the way. Whenever we choose to eat, triggered by an emotion, we are making a choice to disconnect. This is a hard fact to swallow!

Imagine if you stand in front of the open refrigerator and look for a snack ... in front of you is an apple and a piece of cake. Is it possible that if you were feeling connection with yourself, you would always choose the apple?

Is it possible, that even beyond this, if you were able to connect with yourself, you might become aware that you are not actually hungry at all, but are needing to fill an emptiness, soothe an uncomfortable feeling or reward yourself with food?

Can’t lose weight?

What would happen if, instead of focusing on food, we focused on being aware of what keeps us connected or leads to being disconnected, and all that comes with it – weight issues included?

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    By Alison Greig, BA LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons, Grad Dip Psych, EPA Accredited Practitioner.

    Alison is a writer, life coach and a passionate advocate for true freedom of expression. Her legal and philosophical interests include regulation of cyber-abuse and cyber-crime, health care, freedom of religion and human rights.

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